Egg Laying Video

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GingersHuman, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a video yesterday of Pearl laying her egg. I continued videoing to catch the "trance" after laying and then some interesting nesting behavior.

     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Huh...was there only one egg in nest when she when in to lay....I didn't see her egg drop??
    She had some significant contractions.
    The grabbing things and putting them into the nest is a camouflage thing.....
    .....looks like she' on to get it done then on her way!
    Some birds do it before they lay, putting bedding on their backs.
    Why is that fencing in front of nests...to keep a dog from stealing eggs?
     
  5. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just 1 fake egg before Pearl went in to lay hers.

    The fencing is there to try to keep chickens from roosting on the top nests and to keep the non- layers (old nosy birds) from scratching all of my straw out of the nests! We built poop board roosts on each side of the coop and still need to build one over the nesting boxes.
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Great video .. thanks for sharing GingersHuman

    It was interesting for me to watch. I have never seen a chicken standing while laying an egg. The only time my gals stand in the nest box is getting in and getting out. Laying is done pancaked in the box. Not that they trance as such but some of them will linger on the egg for a while.

    That might be because I have bantams who spend more time broody than they do laying [​IMG]
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    cool! my hens like to put the craziest things in the nesting boxes! lol
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That other chicken at the end is very concerned.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a bantam like that too [​IMG]
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Really?!?! Every bird I've ever seen laying, and I've seen quite a few, stood up at least halfway when that egg was ready to come out and drop.
    They nestle down before and often afterwards, but not at the actual emergence.
     

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